Missouri Medal of Valor Review Board

301 West High Street, Room 870
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-4905
Fax: (573)-751-5399

Email: judy.murray@dps.mo.gov
Website:

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 650.457

Department: Public Safety

Mission: The Medal of Valor is Missouri’s highest award recognizing public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind, and unusual swiftness of action, regardless of his or her own personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.

Function: The Medal of Valor is awarded annually by Missouri's Governor after recommendations are submitted by the Medal of Valor Review Board.

SubCommittees:

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 1, possibly 2 per year

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: Approximately 2 hours

Preparation time for meetings:

Total time commitment:

Details on Members

Total members: 11

Appointed members: 2

Term length: 4 years

Compensation: actual and necessary expense

Member Requirements: knowledge and/or expertise in law enforcement

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: from each emergency entity

Senate Consent Required: No

Members

Director Sandra K. Karsten
Director of the Department of Public Safety or Designee
Jefferson City

Chief Susan I. Rockett
Police Chief
Mexico
Term begins: Feb 26, 2020
Term expires: Feb 25, 2024

Mr. Scott A. Olsen
Fire Chief
Columbia
Term begins: Feb 26, 2020
Term expires: Feb 25, 2024

Sheriff Jim C. Arnott
Elected County Sheriff
Fair Grove
Term begins: Feb 26, 2020
Term expires: Feb 25, 2024

Ms. Barbara L. Shupe
Director of an Ambulance District
Stanberry
Term begins: Feb 26, 2020
Term expires: Feb 25, 2024

Mr. Elbert L. Marshall
Citizen with Experience in Law Enforcement
Term begins: Feb 26, 2020
Term expires: Feb 25, 2024

Ms. Victoria Myers
Citizen with Experience in Corrections
Jefferson City
Term begins: Feb 26, 2020
Term expires: Feb 25, 2024

Ms. Catherine Wiegand Carr
Citizen with Experience in Fire Fighting
Term begins: Feb 26, 2020
Term expires: Feb 25, 2024

Ms. Beverly Zieres
Citizen with Experience in Emergency Medical Services
Springfield
Term begins: Feb 26, 2020
Term expires: Feb 25, 2024

Ms. Karen Benson
Governor's Appointee 1
Mt Vernon
Term begins: Feb 26, 2020
Term expires: Feb 25, 2024

Deputy Director Kevin Bond
Governor's Appointee 2
Sedalia
Term begins: Feb 26, 2020
Term expires: Feb 25, 2024